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Long-term care: Your questions

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BBC Radio 4's Money Box Live
Wednesday 17 June at 1502 BST On BBC Radio 4 and Online

Paul Lewis took your questions about long term care and put them to a panel of expert guests on Wednesday's programme..

What can you do now to plan for the future?

Who will pay for your care? The council, NHS or you? Will it count against you if you have savings or property?

If you have to sell your home, what happens if the slow housing market prevents you from doing so?

What happens if your care costs more than the local authority is happy to fund?

Are you confused by the charging rules?

Who regulates care provision and what can be done if you are unhappy with the care you receive?

Whatever your question, our panel of experts were here to advise you.

Money Box Live presenter Paul Lewis were joined by:

  • Pauline Thompson, policy adviser, care finance, Age Concern & Help the Aged
  • Philip Spiers, chief executive, First Stop
  • Caroline Bielanska, chair, Solicitors for the Elderly

A transcript of the programme will be available in a few days.



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